Nigeria moved from 5th place in 2017 to 3rd in 2018 in the number of users attacked by mobile malware. Researchers have seen the number of attacks using malicious mobile software nearly doubles in just a year. In 2018, there were 116.5 million attacks compared to 66.4 million in 2017 with a significant increase in unique users being affected.
Despite more devices being attacked, the number of malware files has decreases. As the use of mobile phones increases in businesses and Individual lives, Cyber criminals are paying more attention to how they are distributing malware and the attack vectors used.